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by Bill Brandon

In this interview, Peter Phillips, CEO of Unicorn Training Group, offers his insights into the business benefits of mobile learning, particularly for continuing professional development. He discusses what drives adoption of mobile learning, what impedes adoption, and what to do about change management.

Interview   |   May 14, 2014
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by Paul Clothier

Many designers think about mobile learning content in a similar way to eLearning content. They neglect to consider the mobile usage contexts, and so the projects meet with marginal success or they fail. The key to successful mLearning is in understanding context. Here are some sample use cases and user stories, with suggestions for your next development project.

Feature   |   May 12, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Something is missing from your instructional content: The tacit knowledge that makes the difference in an expert’s performance. Jane Bozarth’s latest book will help you fill in that gap. Here is our review.

Review   |   May 8, 2014
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by Christie Wroten

Take advantage of endorphins by adding games to your online courses! When designed correctly, games and gamification are very successful in engaging people and motivating them to change behaviors. Here are four tips to get those endorphins flowing in your learners’ brains.

Tip   |   April 30, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Clark Quinn’s latest book raises a lot of questions about the trajectory of the learning and development field and offers advice about process, architecture, and strategy for moving the profession and our practice forward.

Review   |   April 29, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

There are some amazing things going on in education, in places you might least expect. Here is a look at learning in the twenty-first century, as experienced by those who have never lived anywhere else. Please open the links, watch the videos, and reflect on where learning is going. Are you ready for this?

News   |   April 24, 2014
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by Christian Gainsbrugh

By now, you have probably heard of the Heartbleed exploit that may be one of the most extensive security vulnerabilities to have ever affected the Internet. We hope you have changed your passwords on affected sites by now! Here is an action guide for response to Heartbleed, written for eLearning professionals. Talk this over with your IT manager as soon as possible!

Spotlight   |   April 16, 2014
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by Conrad Gottfredson

Big data legitimately receives a lot of attention today for the important insights it can provide to executives as they make decisions. But by itself big data is not enough to create improved performance. What is needed is learning agility, and the key part played by performance support. Here is a guide to developing an integrated learning and performance support strategy.

Feature   |   April 14, 2014
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by Art Kohn

It is a painful fact that employees quickly forget most of what they learn in training. The forgetting curve quickly erodes the benefit of the instruction—that is, unless you know the secret of the “booster”! Here is a simple way, proven through research, to improve memory and behavior change following instruction.

Column   |   April 10, 2014
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by News Editor

Powerful new Mindflash online business-training software analyzes learner facial expressions and body language, aggregates precise measurements of groups of trainees, and generates an average “Engagement Score,” without revealing the identity of any individual. Course designers can use this formative data to evaluate effectiveness and identify opportunities for course improvement. Details here.

News   |   April 10, 2014
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